By actively encouraging knowledge dissemination and discussion we hope to raise awareness about key ecological issues and build opportunities for collaboration among our partners.

Scheduled seminar sessions are held at ARI on Mondays 1-2 pm, unless otherwise indicated. Each session runs for a total of one hour and includes time for questions. Sessions may involve multiple speakers giving shorter 'snapshot' style presentations. Note that the schedule is subject to change at short notice.

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Seminars are at: 123 Brown Street Heidelberg, Victoria

2018 ARI Research Seminar Series

Seminars are held on Mondays 1-2 pm unless otherwise indicated. Our program will be continually developed throughout the year.

2018 Speaker(s) and subject
February 19th Paul Sunnucks (Monash University, School of Biological Sciences)
Climate adaptation and population divergence in the Eastern Yellow Robin

2017 ARI Research Seminar Series

Presentations that were part of our 2017 series.

2017 Speaker(s) and subject
December 4th Katherine Harrisson (ARI, Aquatic Restoration & Environmental Flows, and La Trobe University)
Genetics: what is it good for?  
11am -12 pm
Sabra Comet (Portland State University, USA)
Engaging Native American tribes as stakeholders in marine reserves management
November 8th
John Hayes (Cawthron Institute, New Zealand)
Effects of flow alteration and multiple stressors on drift feeding fish: insights from trout bioenergetics and invertebrate drift process modelling
11am - 12 pm
Either side of the Big Wet of 2010-2012: the future resilience of south-eastern Australia's biota

Ralph MacNally (University of Canberra)
Plains vertebrates (Box-Ironbark): amphibians and birds

Jian Yen (University of Melbourne)
Plains vegetation (Box-Ironbark)

Ralph MacNally
Floodplain vegetation

Jim Thomson (ARI, Ecological Analysis and Synthesis)
Stream macroinvertebrates
1-2 pm
Dave Hunter (Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW)
Challenges associated with threatened species management over the past 20 years
October 2nd Richard Peters (La Trobe University, School of Life Sciences)
Game of Thrones: explaining displays of aggression by lizards
September 4th Rob Hale (University of Melbourne, School of BioSciences)
Assessing the ecological costs and benefits of artificial wetlands in urban landscapes
August 14th Patrick Grillas (Tour de Valat, France)
Restoration of the Camargue Wetlands
28th John Morgan (La Trobe University, School of Life Sciences)
So the alpine's shrinking, right? Insights from space, time and 'by design' experiments
June 5th Fern Hames (ARI, Science Manager Communication and Collaboration)
Antarctica: learning about leadership and climate change from penguins and glaciers
May 1st Brett Bryan (Deakin University, School of Life and Environmental Sciences)
Integrated modelling for sustainability of coupled human and natural systems
22nd John Weiss (Agribio, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources)
How good are we at finding pests? Can dogs, drones, DNA help?
March 6th Paul Boon (Victoria University, Engineering and Science)
The Hawkesbury River: a social and natural history
February 27th Carlo Pacioni (ARI, Predator Management)
Applications of population genetics to wildlife management

Chris Jones (ARI, Riparian and Estuarine Ecology)
A journey from riparian vegetation and back again